A Man Lies Dreaming

A Man Lies Dreaming

A Novel

Book - 2016
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The novel that stunned--and scandalized--Europe comes to America

Wolf, a low-rent private detective, roams London's gloomy, grimy streets, haunted by dark visions of a future that could have been--and a dangerous present populated by British Fascists and Nazis escaping Germany. Shomer, a pulp fiction writer, lies in a concentration camp, imagining another world. And when Wolf and Shomer's stories converge, we find ourselves drawn into a novel both shocking and profoundly haunting.

At once a perfectly pitched hard-boiled noir thriller (with an utterly shocking twist) and a "Holocaust novel like no other" ( The Guardian ),  A Man Lies Dreaming is a masterful, unforgettable literary experiment from "one of our best and most adventurous writers" ( Locus ).
Publisher: Brooklyn :, Melville House,, 2016, c2014
ISBN: 9781612195049
Branch Call Number: FIC Tidh
Characteristics: 307 pages

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ChaChaRobin
Jul 25, 2016

I thought from the description on the jacket that this would be an alt-history novel along the lines of SSGB, but it's not. It's dreamy, not really plot driven, and although well-written, I did not find it particularly interesting.

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